1 Sep 2010

One change in Springbok lineup

6:44 am on 1 September 2010

The South African rugby coach Peter de Villiers has made one change to his starting line-up for this weekend's Tri-Nations test against Australia in Bloemfontein.

Lock Danie Rossouw, who has been struggling with a hip injury, returns to the starting 15 after two weeks on the bench, swapping with Flip van der Merwe, the 25-year-old who impressed in his first Tri-Nations starts over the last fortnight.

De Villiers also made one injury-enforced change on the bench, with Gio Aplon replacing Bath flyhalf Butch James who injured his shoulder when making a thumping tackle in last weekend's 44-31 win over the Wallabies in Pretoria.

The match is the Springboks' last in this year's Tri-Nations, with New Zealand having already clinched the title.